Decided to go in with the Coravin for a glass of this gorgeous Napa Bordeaux blend.
Showing black fruits, cedar, leather, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, coke, earth, light vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.
Full bodied, smooth and bold with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry, spicy and fruity on the palate.
Long finish with firm tannins and tangy raspberries.
Showing nice complexity and mouthfeel, although still young and will be better in the next 10 years.
Good by itself or with food.
Good right out of the bottle and better after an hour of her time.
14.6% alcohol by volume.
92 points. — 2 months ago
I’ve been savoring this bottle over several months using my Coravin. Sadly, finally finished it off. Just love tasting this golden beauty open up in the glass. Can’t wait to start on another bottle! — 3 months ago
From the damned vintage comes another good wine. Is this as full-bodied as the 09 or 10? No. Notes on this wine are black cherry, rhubarb, mint on the nose and just about the same on the entry. Gains a floral note in the middle. Finishes with black cherry and white flowers. Rounded character but acidity is quite present. Tannin are a bit sweet, slightly astringent but doesn't really take away from this wine. If anything it adds a bit of mystery. This was a Coravin glass and a half today, with the remainder likely going down tomorrow. I'd say this is probably just about the time to start drinking on these if you have a few. — 2 months ago
Really nice but needs some air. Had with coravin. — 3 months ago
En Magnum. This is how this wine needs to be enjoyed, from Magnum right about now over the next one or two years. Coravin a couple of glasses and this one that is first a blackberry and tar and saddle leather monster for the first 15 me minutes then turns into a Bush's baked beans, smoked pipe tobacco, hint of savory. Then turns into a grilled ribeye and baked potato with bacon bits. This is not usually my style, but I think because it is a little bit of both at the same time really makes this one a very intriguing wine. Need to start buying gear field a little bit more!! — 2 months ago